Volume 23, Issue 151 (1-2017)                   RJMS 2017, 23(151): 68-76 | Back to browse issues page

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RahimiByranvand F, Farzad L, Shoaei T, JoneidiJafary A, Goshtaei M. Monitoring of Urinary Iodine Status among Children Aged 8-10 Years of Iran University Medical Sciences In 2015. RJMS. 2017; 23 (151) :68-76
URL: http://rjms.iums.ac.ir/article-1-4019-en.html
M.S.C MSc of Nutrition, Vice chancellor of Health, Department of Population, Family Health, Nutrition and Schools, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
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Aim: Iodine deficiency disorders have been underlied the production and distribution of Iodinated salt programmers. Considering of accounting for urinary iodine evaluation in high risk groups importance in our country from a few decades ago, our study was conducted to prevent iodine deficiency disease among 8-10 years old students in 2015 in Iran university medical sciences.

Procedures: In this descriptive analytical study, 240 students of both sexes aged 8-10 inhabitant in urban and rural provinces were selected randomly by cluster sampling. All iodine excretion samples were measured according to ministry of health guidelines through acidic digestion.

Findings: In our study the average of urinary iodine was good in %78.3 of students. However, it was reported less than 10 (µg/L) in %5.4 of children. Therefore iodine deficiency distribution was divided by in two levels of slight and moderate including 4.16 and 1.25 percent, respectively. Urinary iodine median difference was insignificant for sex (p-value = 0.36), in urban and rural provinces (p-value = 0.63) and in different health centers and networks (p-value = 0.074).

Conclusions: Urinary iodine excretion median levels was reported 180.49 (µg/L) that showed desirable amounts of excretion iodine median among students.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Nutrition Sciences

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